Li Qin (李沁) and Wang Yibo (王一博) are rumored to star in upcoming political drama The Road to Brightness <光明之路>. Although exact details have yet to be announced, Li Qin’s fans are not too happy about her giving up filming Joy of Life <慶餘年> season two just to partner with Yibo in another Republican drama.
Set in Shanghai in 1928, The Road to Brightness follows low-level bank employee Wei Ruolei (Wang Yibo) seeking to combat corruption and improve the economy. He always aspired to work alongside financial expert Shen Tunan (Wang Yang 王阳 ), and after some time, he eventually was able to get close and have his talent recognized by him. He later realized his mentor held very different values and perspectives to his own when it comes to business.
During this period, he also encounters Tunan’s younger sister Shen Jinzhen (Li Qin) and is influenced by her Communist beliefs. He separates himself from Tunan and chooses to work alongside Jinzhen to fight against Kuomintang and support the Communist Party.
Li Xin’s Fans Disappointed Over Her Choices in Dramas
Since her debut, Li Qin has worked on popular IP projects with significant traffic male stars including Yang Yang (杨洋), Xiao Zhan (肖戰), and Zhang Ruoyun (张若昀), and Allen Ren Jialun (任嘉倫). However, none have been too successful and her only works that have left an impression were considered to be Princess Agents <楚喬傳> and Joy of Life.
Becoming a fan favorite with her performance in Joy of Life, Li Qin was nicknamed the “Drumstick Fairy.” While fans anticipated her to join the second season, they were very disappointed to hear she will not continue her role.
Despite understanding that Li Qin may desire to challenge herself with another costar and genre, fans are dissatisfied that it is another Republican theme mainly because her latest project Thousand Years For You <请君> had a similar setting and she was criticized heavily by Allen’s fans. They are concerned the same situation will occur with The Road to Brightness.
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.